In response to the global crises currently underway, designers from Oceania and India will address what they are seeing in their home states, and what they are doing to help people feel safe, comfortable, confident, and welcome in public places. They will discuss best practices in signage, environments, digital platforms, icon making, and communication given new paradigms and behaviors. And, they will talk about the evolving market demand for experiences in urban centers, retail environments, health care facilities, and university settings.
Zooming in from Wellington, New Zealand we have Nick Kapica, partner at Isthmus, winners of SEGD’s global design award, and SEGD’s chapter chair there. Isthmus, a human centered and integrated design studio works at the intersection of architecture, landscape and urban design. They like to say their “kaupapa” is based on deepening the relationships between land, people, and culture.